State Dept. erred in Benghazi, but GOP posturing won’t help
We still don’t know all the facts surrounding the deadly attack on the US consulate Benghazi, Libya, but one thing is clear: the State Department screwed up. They didn’t have enough security to protect Ambassador Christopher Stevens on the anniversary of September 11. The Obama administration issued contradictory statements about whether terrorism or a protest triggered the attacks. Still, it is disingenuous for Republican members of Congress to express outrage over the security failure when they voted to cut hundreds of millions in funding for diplomatic security last year.